Wood: Business Outlook for Central America

If quarantine and mobility restriction measures are extended by two months, it is expected that by the end of the year the annualized demand for industrial wood products in Central America will have fallen by 10%.

Tuesday, March 31, 2020

The "Information System for the Impact Analysis of Covid-19 on Business", prepared by the Trade Intelligence Area of CentralAmericaData, measures the degree of impact that the crisis will have on companies according to their sector or economic activity, considering different scenarios for the coming months.

It is predicted that in 2020 the income of companies involved in the manufacture of wood products for industrial use in the region could fall by up to 14%, if in Central American countries the measures of isolation of people and restriction of mobility decreed by governments are extended for three months.

According to the interactive report, it is expected that in this context of health alert the reduction in demand for wood products that are used for the construction of commercial buildings, will explain in part the fall in sales of the sector.

Sales to companies dedicated to the Manufacture of furniture is another activity that will affect, to a lesser extent, the business of Manufacture of wood products for industrial use.

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